The Royal

The Student News Site of Hempfield Area High School

The Royal

The Royal

Seniors gather together after Mini-THON and sing to Revival by Zach Bryan.
More Than Words
April 15, 2024
Top Ten at Target
Top Ten at Target
April 15, 2024
The Final Curtain Call
The Final Curtain Call
April 15, 2024
Tic Tac Toe A Winner?
Tic Tac Toe A Winner?
April 15, 2024
Mr Wiggles 
2024 Hempfield Battle Bot
Hempfield Battle Bots
April 15, 2024

Spartan Shorts

Spartan Shorts

Stall Day: Mini-THON is hosting a “Stall Day” on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Be sure to bring in as much change as you can for your teachers to count before class begins. Teachers will not start class until they have counted all of the change. An email from Mrs.Testa was sent out to students and a list of participating teachers is included. Start collecting your change to bring in next week! 

Mrs. Daignault’s Italy Trip: 14 Hempfield Artists will be traveling with Mrs. Daignault to Italy this June. 60% of the world’s masterpieces in architecture, painting, and sculpture are preserved in this beautiful country. The students who are traveling will see Venice, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, and Rome from June 4-13. With this experience, students will embrace new challenges, expand their world view, discover more about themselves, gain necessary skills to make an impact-and come back changed! If you’d like to have a life-changing travel experience too, stop in Mrs. Daignault’s room 319 to learn about more art-related travel opportunities in 2025!

Spring Sports: Spring sports are underway for the Spartans! From the tennis courts to the field house to the baseball and softball field to Spartan Stadium. All of Hempfield’s athletic venues are being used, this is a great time of year to head outside soak up the sun and cheer on your Spartans.

Senior Song: Voting continues for the senior song! The “Elite Eight” voting bracket wraps up today at 3:00 P.M. More voting to narrow down to the final class song continues. Seniors, be sure to look at your emails for more voting reminders through the senior google classroom. Also, check out the Senior Song March Madness Bracket outside of Room 120 (Mrs. Jugan’s room) to see if your song was selected!

College Plans Board: The guidance department has created their board for all Seniors planning on attending college or entering the workforce post graduation. Turn in your college of choice or post high school plans in the guidance office to Mrs. Higgins. This allows the Seniors of Hempfield Area to have another way of showcasing their plans beyond high school.

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About the Contributors
Gianna Fannerella
Gianna Fannerella, Contributor
Senior, Gianna Fannerella born and raised in Greensburg PA, is a proud Hempfield Spartan. She has been a contributor to The Royal for the past 2 years and is thrilled to continue it for her senior year. After previous journalism field trips to Point Park University and getting an inside look at how the news and radio aspects take place, she has found an interest in writing news articles. Gianna believes that our school's newspaper is a way for Hempfield Area students to acknowledge what goes on in the area and in school. While much of her time is spent with family, Gianna's hobbies are dancing and spending time with her boyfriend. She found a love for dance at a young age. After joining her  competitive dance team 2 years ago, she enjoys dancing on the stage as well as traveling to different places. Discovering new places is always a plus for Gianna.
Tyler Goodlin
Tyler Goodlin, Contributor
Tyler Goodlin has Spartan in his blood; his father a Spartan, his grandfather a Spartan, and now he a Spartan. Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, he spent his elementary days in Hempfield, but moved to Tampa for a brief stint. He returned to Greensburg at the age of 16. With his father being an executive for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Tyler has always been interested in journalism. Tyler spent many days at the Trib's headquarters in Pittsburgh studying how newspapers are produced. He decided to take up journalism senior year with collage on the horizon, a minor in the subject is very likely for Tyler. His time outside of school is spend golfing and focusing on his studies. He enjoys travel and has seen most of the United States. All of this travel makes Tyler very cultured and open minded to new ideas. Tyler's plans after high school include attending a four year university and studying finance. Taking journalism should help him in his journey to become a successful college student.
Tanner Trageser
Tanner Trageser, Contributor
From going to football games, Hempfield nights out, and Dr. Seuss Nights as a kid, to now writing for The Royal. Tanner Trageser has been living the Spartan lifestyle for 18 years now. Tanner wants to give back to the school and community by being involved in as many activities as possible. He is the senior class vice president and very much apart of the Mini-Thon program. This is his first year being a contributor for the school newspaper, "The Royal" to talk about all the good things happening around the community. Tanner wants to especially showcase the Hempfield athletic teams and their season events coming from an athletic background himself. He plans to attend a large university to become a sports agent and take in the big campus lifestyle. Outside of school, he enjoys hanging out with friends as often as possible, attending sporting events, and working for All American Flooring installing high school gym floors.